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England yet again threw away a good position as they fell from 150 for two wickets to 236 all out, losing the final eight wickets for just 86 runs putting Australia in an extremely dominant position.

Joe Root and Dawid Malan started the day with England 12 for two wickets and batted brilliantly in the morning session to put England back in the game. In the morning session England scored 123 runs for no wickets with both batsmen scoring half centuries.

However, England’s collapse started when captain Joe Root went for 62 runs after he edged a wide delivery to Alex Carey to give Cameron Green his first wicket of the match.

Dawid Malan soon followed his captain edging to Steve Smith off Mitchell Starc’s bowling, ending his innings on 80 runs leaving England 157 for four wickets.

Ollie Pope was caught at short leg by Marnus Labuschagne off Nathan Lyon’s bowling for five and Jos Buttler was dismissed for a duck, edging a wide ball to David Warner in the slips from Mitchell Starc’s delivery.

Chris Woakes put on a brief fightback hitting 24 runs but he was clean bowled by a beautiful delivery from Lyon. Lyon picked up another wicket shortly after catching Ollie Robinson LBW for a duck leaving the tourists 204 for eight wickets, very short of the total required to avoid the follow on.

Ben Stokes smashed a quick fire 34 smashing a few boundaries once England only had a few wickets left, but he was bowled by Green leaving England 220 for nine.

Stuart Broad was caught by Travis Head for nine after a short delivery from Mitchell Starc and England ended their innings on 236, falling 237 runs short but Australia decided not to enforce the follow on.

Australia batted through some difficult conditions to end the day on 45 for one, with Warner being run out after a mix up for 13.

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July 2024